Which is it? A duck or a rabbit? From little ones to adults, Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal gets opinions flying. Older students can support their claims with visual reasons/evidence and elaboration.
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Pass it on Creative Writing | Minds in Bloom.. This is a great activity for flexible thinking as kids must let go of their own ideas, to some extent, and work with their classmate's ideas. It is also great for practicing beginning, middle, end. It is a good one to try when you are between units or when your kids are a little squirrely.
I love this site! Every-Day Edits - Daily paragraph with ten built-in errors of basic spelling, grammar, punctuation, or capitalization. Send students on a hunting expedition, then review the work with them. This daily exposure is sure to cement some very important skills as it lays the foundation for improving students' test scores.